mildred & duck is a melbourne-based graphic design and communication studio established by sigiriya brown and daniel smith. we design for print, digital and environmental media, creating solutions that communicate and connect with people.
we work across a variety of sectors with a range of clients, from startups to established organisations, continually delivering thoughtfully crafted outcomes regardless of scope or budget. the small size of our team allows us to be flexible and take care of every single detail during the design process, ensuring a high level of execution no matter the scale of the project.
we apply design thinking to every situation and always welcome new challenges. some of the services we perform most often include:
books and publications
stationery and other collateral
web and digital design
sigiriya’s work is derived from a concept-based approach to design where instinct takes precedence. applying this idea-driven design philosophy to her role at mildred & duck, she is particularly passionate about the importance of colour in design and its ability to connect and communicate directly with people. sigiriya believes that, after a first impression, it is the ability to outlast trends and remain relevant that constitutes good design.
having always wanted to know how things worked from an early age, daniel has forever been interested in the details and reasons behind things. prior to co-founding mildred & duck, he completed his honours degree at rmit, writing his thesis on the evolution of punctuation marks. still thriving in order and logic, he now applies this keen interest to all matter of systems and can often be found deep in thought obsessing over a detail or two.